Pig Industry Technical Articles
A number of important criteria must be considered when selecting an appropriate
and effective disinfectant. Disinfectants should:
Be free of strong and objectionable odors
Not be corrosive
Composting is the aerobic (oxygen requiring) decomposition of manure or other
materials in the thermophilic temperature range of 104 – 149° F (40
- 65° C). Nature provides an
The earliest application of AI in pigs was a simple farm-based system. Semen was
collected from a boar, the ejaculate divided into doses (with or without prior
quality evaluation and extension) and immediat...
The weaned pig output of a sow farm is dependent upon getting sufficient number
of females bred, having high enough farrowing rates so that the target farrowings/week
are achieved, and optimizing born-a...
AI has been in use worldwide for almost 50 years. As it reaches maturity, the
industry is demanding increased efficiency. Where will this come from?
One of the fundamental weaknesses of any AI system is t...
A proper gilt development program should be followed to maximise their genetic
potential. For a good gilt development program, producers must be willing to
accept that this phase of prod...
The following article is a special collaboration from AFMA (Animal Feed Manufacturers Association) www.afma.co.za. We thank their kind support. Feed constitutes the major variable production cost (70%) a...
The following article is a special
collaboration from AFMA (Animal Feed Manufacturers Association) www.afma.co.za
We thank their kind support.
Developing a full understanding of pellet quali...
We sincerelly thank the unconditional
collaboration of the authors, and the kind disposition of the Mexican
Association of Animal Nutrition (AMENA), and the Latin American
College of Animal Nutritio...
Composting hog manure has not been considered a viable alternative manure management
practice until recent years, and even now the practice is thought to be more
labour intensive a...